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October 27, 2015
These homes reveal Poland to be a hotbed for modernist design.
Warsaw apartment swing seats

Thanks to some clever renovating by architect Jolanta Janiszewska, Bogusz Parzyszek's central Warsaw apartment feels much bigger than its 500 square feet. Custom pieces with multiple functions define the streamlined interior, as well as kid-friendly features catered to Parzyszek's son, like these skateboard-inspired swing seats. 

 

 

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Originally appeared in This Tiny Warsaw Studio Instantly Changes from Office to Playroom
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Floating house in Poland

Designer Alejandro Capdevila of Isola System built this approximately 800-square-foot floating house in Wrocław, Poland. "Generally floating houses are very expensive, and very ugly," Capdevila said. "I wanted to build a floating house that was affordable, easy to build, secure, and very well designed."

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The expansive open-air living room on the first floor is framed with a curving wall of windows. The glass wall works as an outdoor atrium looking out on an exposed 
sod-covered staircase and allows the room to be bathed in natural light.

The rural getaway that architect Robert Konieczny designed for Jacek Perkowski in southwest Poland features a grass-covered roof and staircase, which add up to save 25 percent a year on climate-energy costs. 

 

Originally appeared in Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
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Apartment of the Future by NArchitekTURA, Poland

Upon entering a competition to design the "apartment of the future," architect Bartosz Haduch set out “to create an open space, responding to changes in technology, furniture, and the diverse needs and behaviors of users.” The versatile apartment, located in Dobrodzień, Poland, is designed with working and sleeping spaces that can be rolled out from cabinets. It also features a monochromatic interior that nods towards current trends in technological design. 

 

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The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the living room. In summer, the glass doors open.

Architect Peter Kuczia creatively manipulated the angles and levels of the exterior surfaces on this Polish country house so that they would achieve exceptionally high solar exposure. The house is oriented to keep 80 percent of the structure exposed to light throughout the sun's daily arc; this makes its energy use anywhere from seven to ten times more efficient than the average home. 

 

Originally appeared in Pole Star
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Modern open-plan kitchen and dining room with decorative cabinets

When looking to maximize space in their 1,000-square-foot Warsaw apartment, designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted furnishings that could serve multiple purposes, like a coffee table that doubles as a bar stool.

 

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Warsaw apartment swing seats

Thanks to some clever renovating by architect Jolanta Janiszewska, Bogusz Parzyszek's central Warsaw apartment feels much bigger than its 500 square feet. Custom pieces with multiple functions define the streamlined interior, as well as kid-friendly features catered to Parzyszek's son, like these skateboard-inspired swing seats. 

 

 

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